History is more than buildings or other physical manifestations. But tangible objects help call attention to history that is too often ignored or forgotten. It’s a particular issue in “settlement communities” or “heirs’ property” where reconstruction era efforts by freed slaves run afoul of 21st century real estate and tax law.
From the Post & Courier: “MOUNT PLEASANT — It was expected to be the beginning of a joyous preservation effort: relocating the town’s last standing African American school.
But blocked by fumbled permits and mired in controversy, the effort failed.” READ MORE
You might also want to read about Cainhoy’s Keith School here on this website or check out the Keith School Facebook page.